Ahoy Captain Cats here and today we are going to look back at this year’s Comic-Con @ Home 2021 and see what it is as a whole from the different sections we cover here.
This year comics came back at the front of Comic-Con @ Home with panels from Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, IDW, Heavy Metal Magazine, 2000 A.D. Comics and so much more. If you think I have forgotten about the indie comic section, they were here as well, and not only that but the new look for Artist Ally, the Exhibitors Hall, Fan Tables, and Small Press is 100 times better than last year. The highlight of this year was both the Eisner Awards and the Her Universe fashion show Unlike last year, They did a huge improvement in all of these areas while some were as great as ever.
Gaming this year is all about tabletop, trading card games, and D&D. This year’s gaming work is just like last year and this was a smart move by SDCC by sticking with this system and trying to improve on it as well. While many will complain about why there weren’t any video games at all during Comic-Con @ Home, just look at what’s going on in the news with all that Sony is not doing right and what is going on with the dumpster fire at Activision Blizzard, SDCC made a smart move not getting involved.
This was the biggest disappointment this year. While Junji Ito, Stan Sakai, Peach Momoko, and Gene Luen Yang won big this year at The Eisner Awards, the Dargon Ball Special Panel was worth the watch. Sadly that was the only anime panel this year and the lineup with the anime viewing was disappointing and they could have done a lot better.
The Small Screen
There was so much to talk about, I don’t know where to begin. So many shows, both animated and live-action did justice for Comic-Con @ Home. All of these small-screen panels had this Ballroom 20/Hall H vibe to them and this is one of the things that have to come back for next year’s Comic-Con if people can’t go to Comic-Con in 2022.
Big Screen- You didn’t miss much
Overall This year’s Comic-Con @ Home was a huge improvement from last year in almost every way. While some things were a bit disappointing, the rest of the days were filled with wonderful panels, events and so much more. When Comic-Con does go back to normal, they should look at keeping this and incorporating Comic Con @ Home with the Comic-Con in person.